SportsTalk reporters reported on the spot that on the afternoon of October 25, the pre-match press conference for the women’s football Olympic preliminaries was held at Xiamen Bailu Stadium. Chinese women’s football coach Shui Qingxia attended the press conference. The women’s football team will face North Korea, Thailand and South Korea respectively.
Introduce the situation of this competition
Shui Qingxia: The opponents in Group B are all very strong, and they are evenly matched in terms of strength. Our team will also unite together and try our best to play the game well. I would also like to thank many fans and friends for their concern for China. I also hope we can perform at our own level.
SportsTalk reporter, I would like to ask Shui Qingxia’s guidance. In your summary of the Asian Games, you once said that the team has added some young people. player and performed well. Compared to the Asian Games this time, you have brought along relatively young players such as Wang Yanwen and Tu Linli. What expectations do you have for them in this Olympic preliminaries? Can we see them appear on the field and play the main starting position?
Shui Qingxia: In fact, Wang Yanwen has been with the team in the Asian Cup. She did not follow the team in the World Cup and Asian Games because of her back injury. I haven’t been able to train normally for a while. This time her performance in the league was outstanding, allowing her to return to the team.
I think at least young players need to have a spirit, because they are young and can give better play to themselves. Tu Linli also trained together in the United States. Because there is a process from college to career in the later period, I hope she can perform better this time.
About preparations and recovery of overseas players
Shui Qingxia: We made a short adjustment after the Asian Games , the team size is not enough, but the training situation is still okay. There is also a pros and cons for overseas team members coming back. There were club games before coming, and some even arrived yesterday, so the time adjustment is not as smooth as before.
But if they have games in the club, apart from fatigue, their physical rhythm is still okay. The most important thing for them is physical adjustment, back and forth. It’s still quite tiring to reverse the plane. But for the team, adding some young players, including some overseas teammates, should be of great help to the team.
What impact will this have on tomorrow’s tactical arrangement?
Shui Qingxia: For now, It won’t have much impact. The latest player, Wu Chengshu, just came back yesterday. The other players came back a few days earlier. Wu Chengshu has also been in the national team for a long time, so there won’t be much problem in terms of technical and tactical play.